Oregon Baseball: Ducks Start Season 0-4, But Team Is Showing Fight

The Eugene Emeralds play the Hillsboro Hops at PK ParkJustin Phillips/KPNW Sports
The Eugene Emeralds play the Hillsboro Hops at PK ParkJustin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

It has not been an easy start for Head Coach Mark Wasikowski and the Oregon Baseball team. They have started the season 0-4.

Oregon has had an encouraging sign. They have fight. The Ducks opened the season against Minnesota and were down 9-0 through the first three innings before the offense was able to get going. The team came within a run in the eighth when Anthony Hall scored to make the 11-10. Minnesota won the game 12-10 in the end.

The story for the Oregon Ducks for the following three games was similar. The Ducks lost 6-5 to San Diego, The Ducks hit under .250 as a team against the Golden Gophers while Minnesota showed some power hitting .421 as a team. Oregon hit .265 as a team against San Diego and .212 vs Pepperdine, their lowest output in their first four games. They still managed five runs of the five hits vs Pepperdine.

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The Oregon Ducks had 11 hits in 12 innings in the loss to Grand Canyon on Tuesday. They finished the game hitting .250 as a team. One thing that I see with this team is they are a team with new leadership that will need some team to gel.

While the Ducks have been able to find their bats, pitching is the bigger issue after the first four games. Oregon has given up 44 hits and 30 runs. Kenyon Yovan has thrown a third of an inning and given up a hit. On the other side, his hitting has been more positive as he leads the team hitting .463. Aaron Zavala is hitting .308 and leads the Ducks with 5 early season RBI’s.

Oregon will look for some early success at home as they return to PK Park for a three-game series against Nevada starting Friday. The Wolfpack are 0-3 also looking for their first win of the year. First pitch is set for 4 pm Pacific Time.